'''Brown University''' is a Private university|private Ivy League Doctoral university|research university
in Providence, Rhode Island|Providence
, Rhode Island
, United States. Founded in 1764 as the '''College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations''', Brown is the List of Colonial Colleges|seventh-oldest institution
of higher education
in the United States
and one of the nine List of Colonial Colleges|Colonial Colleges
chartered before the American Revolution
At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation.
[#Bronson|Bronson (1914), p. 30.]
program was established in 1847 and was the first in the Ivy League. It was one of the early doctoral-granting U.S. institutions in the late 19th century, adding master and doctoral studies in 1887.
[Bronson, Walter... ]